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Big Dragon by SeanAvery Big Dragon by SeanAvery
Hi guys,

So I've avoided uploading this one for a while. This is the biggest thing I've ever made a dragon with a 3 metre wing span, designed to be suspended in a very large room.

It currently lives in Baltimore USA, in the brand new Ripleys Believe It Or Not! museum. The reason I haven't shared it was because I was waiting for some GOOD photos of it suspended to come through. The best I have of it hanging is the shot in the top right hand corner of this montage. The other photos were taken at home when it was lying on it's back, I don't have a support beam strong enough to hold its weight, so I didn't suspend it.

3 months to finish
Over 1000 cut up CDs and DVDs for the scales/feathers
3 metre wingspan
Hot glue
Silver spray paint
Light bulbs for eyes (they don't light up)
Wire mesh frame with a PVC pipe back bone

What an epicly silly project. Ouch, my hands.
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sylvesterluver Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that's amazing!!!
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SeanAvery Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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TheHardThinker Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
:O WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!! RADICAL!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
=)
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Kamodo227 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
That's just awesome
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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SECRET-NINJA-SUPER-M Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012   General Artist
That's incredible!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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BlueberryCrazy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Wow!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
=)
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Vivienne-Mercier Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Incredible! I am glad to see someone using CDs as art. Millions of them must end up in landfills, and it seems such a shame when there are other uses for them. :(
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SeanAvery Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'd love to have all those landfill CDs ... =)
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Noellisty Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Wow, this is amazing! How'd you get it in the museum?
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Ripleys contacted me and told me to make them something big, so I did! =)
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bizarresimplicity Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student General Artist
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I'm speechless right now... There are no words to describe how amazing this is!!!!! I'm so glad I started watching you!!!!
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SeanAvery Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it!
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starhavenstudios Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's at Ripley's? Looks like I got to pay a visit. Personally, I think it should be at American Visionary Arts Museum. Regardless, I have to see this in-person!
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SeanAvery Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it! Yeah, this one is on display at the Balitmore Ripleys museum. I have stuff in the Hollywood museum too.
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EikoThePsycho Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist
Can't say anything but: WOW!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
=)
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xSxBx Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
just one word: amazing! O_O

i take my hat off to you for your patience and creativity!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha ha, thank you!
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! That is awesome! :nod:
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, Em!
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:iconlodikevin:
lodikevin Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That is so cooool!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
That's insane. How cool is it to have something in a museum though?! (After nursing your maimed hands of course...)
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is pretty cool, I think! Maybe one day I'll get feeling back in my fingertips ...
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Techcycle Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Looks great! I love how you did it.
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconlenslady:
lenslady Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!!!!!!!! Fantastic!!!!!!! And congrats on having it hanging in the museum. That is awesome.
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha ha, you're too kind.
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its-ash-yo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
oh my lord, i am speechless!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
=)
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:iconebongrave:
Ebongrave Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student General Artist
WOW! this is amazing! i can see why it took you so long!
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it, it did take forever!
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SaKoji Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Silly project, but so impressive. Great work! Hopefully they'll send you photos of it hung in the museum and you can post an update?
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SeanAvery Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope they do, I've been trying to get better photos, but it looks like I might have to get over to the US and take photos myself! =)
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CIoudWaIkr Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Photographer
So amazing I'll come over to your Deviant page...lol ;) Leanna Hecker Panian.
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha ha, thanks so much!
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peiyuu Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
This is amazing! I can't even imagine how much work you put into this.
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:iconseanavery:
SeanAvery Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it! It did take a very very long time. =)
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Sir-Ponyshire Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work! This is spectacular.
How many bandaids were used in the making of this piece?
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SeanAvery Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I used masking tape instead — the bandaid bill was going through the roof.
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Sir-Ponyshire Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd get impatient and take my mutilated hands elsewhere.
You deserve a medal or something.
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